Virginia Tech's baseball team earned its first-ever ACC tournament win Thursday thanks to a remarkable performance by starting pitcher Justin Wright.
Wright, a junior lefty, pitched a complete game and struck out 15 Georgia Tech batters to help the Hokies win 6-2 in their first ACC tournament game since 2005 and their second since joining the conference. Both of the Yellow Jackets' runs off Wright came on solo home runs, one in the third inning and another in the eighth. Wright improved to 8-4 this year with his second complete game of the season.
Offensively, the Hokie bats came through in the clutch as all six runs were scored with two outs. Austin Wates got the Hokies off to a quick start in the first inning thanks to a two-run homer off Georgia Tech starter Deck McGuire. It was an off night for McGuire, as he gave up four runs on three hits and four walks over 6.0 IP to fall to 8-4 this year.
The Hokies will try and keep their momentum going against Clemson at 4 p.m. EDT Friday in Greensboro. The Tigers are 0-1 in the tournament after losing to NC State Wednesday night.